Category Archives: Democracy

Are any Christians running for President?

I hate to belabor the obvious, but in this time of crazy politics it might serve some purpose. Are any of the Republican candidates for President Christian? I know that all of them except Ron Paul have repeatedly said that … Continue reading

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Bru Ha Ha: Cornel West, Obama, feminism, Wall Street, etc.

  As you may have noticed, African-American superstar academic Cornel West has been in some public hot water for a recent web interview in which he made some, well, not very nice comments about president Obama. West, who writes on … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like a little moral superiority to start your day

Forget Ben and Jerry’s ice cream or Godiva chocolate, there’s no sinful pleasure like that delightful sense that “we” are so much “better” (more developed, more moral, more spiritually advanced) than “them.” At least two recent items in the news … Continue reading

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Why not bomb Libya?

How could any right minded person be against the use of force to stop the Libyan government’s repression of dissent. Incredibly brave demonstrators take to the streets, demanding freedom, democracy, and a more equitable share of Libya’s enormous oil/natural gas … Continue reading

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On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and Methadone

On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and methadone  There is no doubt that nuclear power has some real advantages over coal and oil. In the short run it probably has fewer toxic emissions (mercury from coal fired plants is a … Continue reading

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NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth

NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth   Dear reader—as you look this over keep in mind that politically I’m so far to the left I fall off the planet every once in a while. … Continue reading

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Spiritualiy and the Revoluition in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View

Spirituality and the Revolutions in the Middle East: Finding Faith in the Long View [Note: Every other week I do a column at Patheos.com. http://www.patheos.com/About-Patheos/Roger-Gottlieb.html I particularly liked this one, hope you do too] How do we respond spiritually to … Continue reading

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